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criticnoun [C]

us   /ˈkrɪt̬·ɪk/
  • critic noun [C] (JUDGE OF ENTERTAINMENT)

a person whose job is to give an opinion about books, movies, or music and theater performances: The critics hated it, but it was popular at the box office.
  • critic noun [C] (DISAPPROVING PERSON)

a person who expresses disagreement with something or disapproval of someone: He has been one of the most outspoken critics of this administration.
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criticnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkrɪt.ɪk/ us   /ˈkrɪt̬.ɪk/
C1 someone who says that they do not approve of someone or something: Her critics say she is leading the party to disaster. He's his own worst critic (= he judges himself severely).
B2 someone whose job is to give their opinion about something, especially films, books, music, etc.: She's a film/theatre critic for the "Irish Times". The play has been well received by the critics.

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